Aug 22, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) warms up on the sidelines in the third quarter of a preseason game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Montreal Alouettes would welcome Tim Tebow to the CFL

Although Tim Tebow has a dream of playing quarterback in the NFL, he’s currently out of a job and with the NFL season (sans Opening Night) set to kickoff in literally an hour, his opportunity continues to dwindle away.

Tebow has already turned down an offer to switch positions from an NFL team, so it appears he is dead set on playing quarterback.

If so, the Montreal Alouettes, who own his CFL rights want him to know he’d be welcome to play quarterback with them.

Per CBS Sports:

The team would “welcome” the idea of having Tebow on its roster, according to coach/general manager Jim Popp. But Montreal has not reached out to his agent, Jimmy Sexton, since early this offseason, after the Jets released him and before Tebow signed with the Patriots (who subsequently released him last week). Popp said at that time a scout from his staff called Sexton’s office, but did not speak with Sexton himself, to express to the agency that Montreal held Tebow’s rights and should the quarterback want to explore that option, they would love to talk.

However, Popp said he is very intrigued by what Tebow had to offer, particularly in the Canadian game, with a bigger field and fewer downs, and he paid close attention to how Denver altered its offense to fit Tebow’s skillset. Having lost his starting quarterback to serious injury and having to bring in rookies on the fly, Popp said he is sure Tebow could help his club, but will not be pushing him any way to head north, understanding the decision is entirely Tebow’s.

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  • Jackson Furst

    I get what Tim Tebow could bring to the CFL — like more awareness and viewership than ever before. However, I’m not convinced that he has all that much to gain, and a whole lot to lose by going there. It’s certainly an option he should consider, and I am sure he is. On the other hand, we do not know what is going on behind the scenes that might keep Tim Tebow working toward his NFL second-coming.